2008 Fall Jacket Options / by Joe Baz

Men's styles are continuing to trend towards tailored and structured looks, and outwear is no exception. This means reserve puffy jackets and pull over fleece for your man-out-in-the-woods-adventures. Covering your great outfit with a bulky, busted jacket is like wrapping a Rolex in a McDonald's bag. There are tons of fall jacket options out there, from military inspired to metallic leathers, you'll get the most bang for your buck selecting a jacket that you can wear daily and for slightly more dressy occasions. Remember when you're shopping for a fall coat bring your thickest sweater or a sport coat to ensure that your new jacket won't become too snug over layers. Here a couple of Emmi Award worthy fall coats that will last you for seasons to come.

gap-black-jacket1
gap-black-jacket1

This Gap basic black waist length jacket is sporty yet classic. It works for casual to business casual; wear it with your jeans, khakis, or dress slacks, but do not layer over a sport coat or suit. It's reversible, water resistant nylon on one side and snuggly wool on the other. Available at The Gap for $118.

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plaid-trench-banana2

 For a fall jacket that looks great with jeans or a suit, check out this brown low contrast plaid trench. This coat adds more distinction to your look than a plain black jacket and it's in a neutral tone so you can wear it with just about any color. Water resistant too. Available at Banana Republic for $250.